During the recent bad weather, the MET office issued a red weather warning. For the period this was in place Police Scotland advised that nobody travelled unless absolutely necessary. This resulted in the Contractor issuing a CE under Cl60.1(19) due to the fact it would be unreasonable for them to have allowed for such an event at tender. The Project Manager feels that even if the Contractor’s staff had made it to site, they would not have been able to provide the works due to the weather event, which is a Contractor risk since the CE notification has not come in under Cl60.1(13).
In assessing the impact of this CE can the PM use the fact that there was significant snowfall and the works would not have been progressing due to this anyway?